(x-posted in Not-Vaxing forum)
Yesterday DS (almost 6yo) stepped on a piece of glass in our dining room. It was about 1/2 inch long, 1/4 inch wide and very thin. It went deep into his foot It was bleeding quite a bit but stopped when bandaged. I wasn't concerned until that afternoon when DH said the word "tetanus." Now I am worrying constantly, keep looking at it, smelling it, asking him about it. It hasn't closed yet (probably because we've been keeping it well bandaged so it won't get dirty) and when I change the bandage there is normally a drop or two of blood. The area around it looks bruised. And when I put my nose right next to the wound it did smell a bit funky.
What else should I be looking for? Should I call our doctor (family doc, ok with us not vaxing)? I am not completely opposed to the tetanus vaccine (DS hasn't had any vax) BUT we have a religious exemption for school and I think in our state for that to hold up in court (if it ever came to that) it has to be all or none.
BUT I obviously don't want DS to get tetanus.